Posts Tagged ‘ Gordonton ’

Pick of the crop

Apr 6th, 2018 | By
orini

There’s been some corker things happening out there – N8N shares highlights from around the area that took our fancy. How about this from Orini Combined School’s Harvest Festival – Lucas Greaves sits on his family’s whopping 39kg monster pumpkin.     The Scholastic Book Fair is in full swing at the school – open

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Artist’s wall of fame remembered

Feb 2nd, 2018 | By

  FROM THE VAULTS:  Gordonton artist Chris Smith painted his eye-catching, colourful Wall of Fame depicting life and the locals of Gordonton in 1999.  It created much comment and appreciation for at least 10 years, but was painted over when new tenants moved into the building.  Annette Taylor talked with him in 2014.   IT

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Woodlands Rd again!

Jul 27th, 2017 | By
Got it

What is it with Woodlands Rd? A few weeks ago a Huge Sinkhole appeared out of nowhere, and yesterday, right outside our house, power lines came down. We’d just finished a cuppa after lunch when a loud crunching noise was heard, followed by the alarm bleeping to say the power was out. Some roadworkers had

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Happy birthday Gordonton School!

Oct 24th, 2016 | By
School reunion

The weather was fantastic as was the birthday party – which carried on over the whole of Labour Weekend. Happy birthday Gordonton School, 125 years and going strong.  Old and young turned out in great numbers to raise toasts, tell tales, catch up with classmates from decades past. Number 8 Network’s Annette Taylor checked out

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Musical brothers to rock Gordonton

Dec 7th, 2015 | By

Gordonton’s Christmas in the Hall is this Friday, and three local performers are keen as to get on the stage. Brothers Alasdair, Joe-Joe and Jordan Campbell say they will play some revamped carols with an unusual and unexpected twist – and given their background, this sounds like an act to catch. They have played at

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Wanted: bags for Africa

Aug 25th, 2015 | By

ESOL tutor Gayle Pearson wants help making fabric bags to be taken to Africa. She tells Annette Taylor more. “It came about because I wanted to do something for a young volunteer who had helped me every week for about nine months,” says Gayle. The volunteer was Abby Fisher, 20, who came in three or

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